The Dogs of “The Walking Dead”
Editor’s note: This story originally ran in March of last year. We’ve been so busy trying to figure out whether Alexandria is the next
Terminus, we haven’t had time to add new characters. Tell us which dogs you imagine them as in the comments!
Without further ado, here are the dogs of The Walking Dead, with photo illustrations:
1. Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln): German Shepherd Dog
Small-town sheriff who continues to lead others — or not — during his farmer stage at the prison or in his weakened state heading toward the end of season four. Rick often struggles with the new and ever-evolving moral code of this post-apocalyptic world.
German Shepherds are dependable, loyal, hard working, and protective. They make excellent police and guard dogs as well as herders. GSDs also are handsome and well-built, physical traits most certainly shared by Lincoln.
2. Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus): Pointer
Tracker, hunter, and all-around badass. Daryl inspires others in his own quiet way, whether by remaining loyal to Rick or by serving on the short-lived council.
Pointers have an even temperament, limitless courage, and good sense, which makes them a top choice for both hunting partner and companion. If I were Beth, I would be so grateful for having ended up with Daryl after the prison attack. The dignified Pointer has a sleek, muscular body that also looks good in a sleeveless shirt or motorcycle vest.